Wednesday, October 7, 2009

acorns / picnics

L - Nikon 50mm / T - Polaroid

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.”
- William Arthur Ward

What a wonderful week of renewal and illumination I had while in North Carolina – to be surrounded by so many creative people – dining and dorming with them for 5 days straight – was refreshing and inspirational. I plan to tell you more about it on my autumnsun blog – soon I hope.
I saw, and felt, hints of autumn there in NC – the leaves just barely starting to change but autumn temperatures were definitely in the air. As I walked the soft earthy scented cypress pathway each day to my metalsmithing class the leaves on the ground became an inspiration to me. I gathered leaves and took them to class, drawing from their different shapes I made a bracelet of silver and copper. This tiny oak leaf, not yet changed, and a bright yellow acorn caught my eye on the last day – I picked them up and brought them home with me. / enjoying afternoons of picnics and polaroids. i'm loving it. school is going well too.


elk said...

hello my two friends...L. your week sounds so special...the two "P"s are blissful as I see it here.

I am so glad to be reading of your lives again, both of you were so missed by me ~

smith kaich jones said...

This title felt so relaxed. :)

So glad to read you are both having good weeks, and can't wait to see that bracelet.

:) debi

Anonymous said...

I want to see the bracelet too.

How wonderful for you to get away for a whole week and focus only on creative pursuits of your own design.

S. Etole said...

Good to have you back ...

Jewels said...

What a refreshing time you must have had!!! Nice!

Woman in a Window said...

Sometimes the greatest art is all around us at our feet. Glad you found restoration.

Gayle said...

I love the photos today! Your bracelet is amazing!!!

Relyn said...

How wonderful that you took that opportunity. I love the way you follow your passions.


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.